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There's no guilty in these pleasures. Every week we'll explore complex themes below the surface of our favorite fictional things. Deep thoughts featuring jokes, tangents, and celeb stories.

Really Important Fictional Things Rosey & Avery

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

There's no guilty in these pleasures. Every week we'll explore complex themes below the surface of our favorite fictional things. Deep thoughts featuring jokes, tangents, and celeb stories.

    He Shipped Himself (George of the Jungle)

    He Shipped Himself (George of the Jungle)

    This week we're talking Brendan Frasier bod (and the sacrifices required for said bod) and other stuff related to 1997's George of the Jungle. There's zany hijinks and surprisingly dark and/or woke subtext. Join us on our romp through the urban jungle of San Francisco! 

    Next week we're doing a little detour into Valentine's Day content (maybe unexpected for us?) and taking a look at 1989's When Harry Met Sally. 

    Things we discussed:
    Whatever Happy to Brendan Frasier?
    Brendan and Leslie reunion
    Zombie Ants
    Where to watch:
    George of the Jungle—Disney+
    The Last of Us—HBO Max
    Wednesday—Netflix 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Kind of A Big Deal (2022 in Review)

    Kind of A Big Deal (2022 in Review)

    We're back! This week we're reflecting on what we watched in 2022. Avery and Rosey both made lists of their favorites from the year (lists below). We also recorded our disappointments but had some technical difficulties. That list is also below. We also take a peek at what's coming in 2023 that we're excited about.

    SPOILER ALERT for the shows on the "best of" lists below.

    Next week we'll be talking about the 1997 George of the Jungle (Disney+) with the crushable Brendan Fraser and Leslie Mann.

    Things we discussed


    Jennifer Coolidge's Acceptance SpeechThe Summer I Turned Pretty PlaylistAFI’s Top 10 Films and TV of 2022 James Cameron on SmartlessNetflix Deletes ‘13 Reasons Why’ Suicide Scene
    Avery's 2022 Best Of List


    The White Lotus -- HBO MaxFresh -- HuluThe Summer I Turned Pretty -- AmazonLife and Beth -- Hulu
    Rosey's 2022 Best Of List


    Yellowjackets -- ShowtimeThe Summer I Turned Pretty -- AmazonAbbott Elementary -- Hulu (NBC)Insecure Season 5 -- HBO Max
    2023 Things We're Excited About


    Ted Lasso Season 3 -- Apple TV (back in spring 2023)Yellowjackets Season 2 -- Showtime (back on 3/24)How I Met Your Father -- Hulu (back on 2/15)That 90s Show -- Netflix (premieres 1/19)Shrinking -- Apple TVTiny Beautiful Things -- Hulu
    Our 2022 Disappointments


    Reservation Dogs Season 2Sex Lives of College Girls Season 2The Flight Attendant Season 2Single Drunk FemaleWhere to Watch


    Girls -- HBO MaxShe Said -- PeacockModern Family -- HuluThe Menu -- HBO MaxGlass Onion -- NetflixGinny & Georgia -- Netflix

    • 1 hr
    Sponsored by Milk (Home Alone)

    Sponsored by Milk (Home Alone)

    This week we're looking at the holiday hit, Home Alone. Avery's never seen it and Rosey's seen it many times so it's a fun look at the genius of the movie and all the parts that don't make sense. This movie is still pretty good and we also think it's a secret ad for milk.

    We're taking some time off for the December times and we'll be back in January!

    Things we discussed
    All 85 Potential Injuries In 'Home Alone,' Assessed By A Real Doctor
    25 Fun Facts About Home Alone
    Where to watch
    Fixer Upper -- HBO Max
    For the Love of Kitchens -- Discovery Plus
    Wakanda Forever -- Theaters... eventually Disney Plus
    Falling for Christmas - Netflix

    • 1 hr 2 min
    She's Hot, But I Love You (A History of the Sitcom)

    She's Hot, But I Love You (A History of the Sitcom)

    This week Rosey is taking us on a whirlwind tour of the history of the sitcom!! Avery's eating it up, and you will too. From Lucy to Rachel, Rosey's got the deets. Next week we're covering the holiday MUST-SEE (which Avery has never seen) Home Alone. 

    Where to watch
    Athlete A--Netflix
    History of the Sitcom—Amazon Prime
    Love is Blind—Netflix
    Year One—HBO Max
    (Impossible to put all the shows we talked about on this list-visit your friendly google!) 

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Let Her Walk (A League of Their Own)

    Let Her Walk (A League of Their Own)

    This week we're talking about the 1992 A League of Their Own. It's not perfect, but we're fairly impressed for 1992 (though we wish we'd made more progress by now). No real surprise, these women are badasses on and off the field. We're very into them and thanks to Penny Marshall for her energy to create and direct this movie.

    P.S. Geena Davis and Tom Hanks are both  6 feet tall.

    We're taking a week off for Thanksgiving, then we'll be back on November 30th to cover the history of the sitcom.

    While you wait, we recommend you look up Land Acknowledgement and listen to our Thanksgiving episode from last year: I'll Take Her Sloppy Seconds.

    Things we discussed
    20 Highest-Grossing Baseball Movies
    A League of Their Own Fun Facts
    Madonna Hates Chicago
    Rosie O'Donnel Comes out in 2002
    When Was Alcoholism Recognized as a Disease?
    She Said Trailer

    Where to watch
    A League of Their Own--Amazon Prime
    GLOW--Netflix
    Veep--HBO Max
    Fixer Upper--HBO Max
    Abbott Elementary--Hulu
    Home Economics--Hulu
    Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain--HBO Max
    Sex Lives of College Girls--HBO Max

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Very Little Hunting (Good Will Hunting)

    Very Little Hunting (Good Will Hunting)

    This week we're diving deep on Good Will Hunting and surprise! Julia's back again to help us tackle it! We've got thoughts on everything from Minnie's casting to the famous therapy scenes. In what we watched, Julia's jumping on the Tell Me Lies train, Avery's watching Spotlight to get yet more Boston nostalgia, and we also READ things (minor spoilers for Layla by Colleen Hoover).

    Next week we're taking a look at A League of Their Own.

    Things we discussed
    Elliott Smith Miss Misery Oscars Performance 
    Julia Whalen
    Last Summer at the Golden Hotel
    Verity by Colleen Hoover
    Layla by Colleen Hoover

    Where to watch
    Good Will Hunting—HBO Max
    Dead Poets Society—Amazon Prime
    Tell Me Lies—Hulu 
    The Summer I Turned Pretty—Netflix 
    White Lotus—HBO Max

    • 1 hr 7 min

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